APD Releases Racial Profiling Report

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To have full transparency with the public, the Amarillo Police Department has released its 2018 Racial Profiling Report.

The report shows all of the citations and warning they wrote the previous year.

“One of the main things that stood out to me was the number of citations and warnings written this year. We went from 49,000 in 2017 to over 53,000 written in 2018,” said Corporal Jeb Hilton.

The report breaks down the citations and warnings by race and other factors.

Corporal Jeb Hilton tells us the report once again shows there is no racial profiling happening within Amarillo Police Department.

“We have to keep up with by law certain things whenever we make a traffic stop, it has to be the race of the individual we stopped, the reason we stopped them, if force was used or anything of that nature so we put it out to show people we are out doing our job and we are doing it correctly every year, there is no racial profiling going on in our city.”

The report is released to the public for full transparency, according to Hilton.

“What it boils down to is the police department can’t do our job without the trust of the public, if the public doesn’t trust us, it is going to make it difficult for us to do our daily job.”

The full report can be found by clicking here.

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